Thursday, 21 March 2013

We are still here !!

Have we been missed .....we are still here, albeit a bit quiet here in Zanzibah Land.  We have snow here at the moment and it is bitterly cold.  This is Zirrius and Rufus a few weeks ago when we had glorious sunshine.

I have taped the horses off as I needed to put the alpacas out, the horses are waiting patiently for their haylage..... at this time of year they are roughed off for the winter .... mind you if the truth be known they have been retired for quite a number of years.... Its been ages since they have been ridden but the desire is still there, just need to find the time and feel more like it, maybe this summer, mind you I say that every summer !

Ah .... this is more like it ... another 'piggy moment'  there are three snouts here .....sleeping, two on my knee and one nearby.  I think its fair to say, this is about as energetic as it gets lately.

This is a photo this afternoon of some of the big boys, sitting around their haylage.  The other boys were in their shelter.  However it soon changes as I appear, they all get up and come to the gate waiting patiently to come into bed.  Tonight they are all tucked up nice and snug.  The weather forecast is for more snow tomorrow and it looks like its going to be cold for a few more days yet.  Its a good job I have plenty of haylage, mind you we are down to 18 bales ....and I kept 70 for us,  its hard to believe that when the bales were stacked the pile was huge and we are onto our last two rows.  I'm usually feeding until May time, so we have a few weeks to go before the grass starts to grow. 


Terry said...

Yes you've been missed!
So nice to see all the animal family at Zanzibar.
More snow here too this weekend. Will it ever be Spring?

A Country Chicken said...

I love the photo of the horses! I know how you feel about the hay, we have gone through half of ours already and winter hasn't hit us yet! :) Lisa

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Good to hear from you does seem like a never ending winters tale this year. Hurry up summer and get out that saddle!

Shirley said...

Yep, still bitterly cold Jayne and hay stocks reducing daily here too. At least the piggies look nice and snug! Shirley & Robbie

Judi B said...

Good to read that you're coping with the horrible weather and the animals are all fine too! keep warm and batton down the hatches as it looks like you're in for more snow up there!

Mark said...

Welcome back Jayne!
Love those piggies!

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Good to see you back, hope you had a nice birthday!

I know what you mean about hay & haylage consuptions, we're certainly getting through lots of the stuff!

Rosemary said...

Good to hear from you - when will this winter ever end?!
Hope you had a happy birthday!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Reporting for duty Jayne! This is the winter that just keeps on giving!